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No Borders To The Blues

by Vasti Jackson

Intense, funky, soulful, rocking, deep futuristic blues with guitar as hot as the Mississippi Delta and vocals honed by the trail of life.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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1. No Borders To the Blues
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2. The Fix It Man
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3. Monkey Dii Doo
4:56 $0.99
4. Man Alone
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5. That's It, I Quit
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6. When The Night Comes
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7. No Deposit
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8. 383 Emergency
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9. Up In Here
4:22 $0.99
10. Say Goodbye
5:32 $0.99
11. America, Proud And Strong
4:38 $0.99
12. Taste Of New Orleans
4:39 $0.99
13. Sweet Magnolia
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14. Train Rolling Blues
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15. Casino In The Cotton Fields
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16. Katie Webster's Hands
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Album Notes
Vasti Jackson

Music makes the world go 'round, and Grammy-nominee Vasti Jackson has
made the music of Mississippi go 'round the world. Since he learned to play
the guitar as a youth in McComb, Mississippi, he has played the Blues from
juke joints to the Symphony to corporate meetings to sports stadiums to the
major stages of America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Scandinavia.
Vasti has lived his dynamic new CD, "No Borders to the Blues." Along with
powerful vocals and guitar by Vasti, this unique new release also features
legendary artists Bobby Rush and George Porter, Jr., as well as piano great, Henry Butler.
Deb Brumberg of Blues on Stage said, "Vasti Jackson has to be one of the best guitarists I have ever
seen. It was great to watch him play." Her comment is not surprising when you consider this sample of
Vasti's musical experiences and achievements...*
* For the 2001 Grammy-nominated Contemporary Blues Recording of the Year, "Hoochie Man" by recording
artist, Bobby Rush, Vasti Jackson was co-producer, arranger, engineer, guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist. Three
of the songs were recorded in Vasti's Hattiesburg studio.
* Vasti recorded with the King of the Blues, B.B. King on his Grammy Award-winning "Blues Summit" release.
He has opened for B.B. on numerous occasions.
* He appeared in Martin Scorsese's widely-acclaimed 7-part docu-drama series chronicling the history of the
Blues, aptly named "The Blues." Vasti performed his original composition, "Train Rollin' Blues."
* Vasti was featured in the Starz Network documentary, "The Last of the Mississippi Jukes," directed by Robert
* He worked with Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis on the Warner Brothers "Rosewood" soundtrack.
* He has recorded with or performed with such artists as Z.Z. Hill, Johnnie Taylor, Katie Webster, Bobby Bland,
Denise LaSalle, Little Milton, and Bobby Rush.
* Vasti co-produced two albums of legendary Zydeco artist, C.J. Chenier.
* He recorded with Jazz great, Cassandra Wilson, on her top-selling release, "Belly of the Sun."
* Vasti is featured in the Library of Congress' Folk Life Archives. After his powerful presentation of traditional
acoustic Delta Blues, he was chosen to represent America's indigenous music.
* In the1998 film, "Stop Breakin' Down," the story of the life of Robert Johnson, Jackson played the character Ike
Zinnerman. He also composed two songs for the soundtrack and served as the film's musical director.
* Vasti has performed with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and with the University of Southern Mississippi
Symphony Orchestra, the most recent of which was the 2003 ETV presentation, "Mississippi, The Birthplace of
America's Music." Vasti performed his original composition, "America, Proud and Strong," with the USM
Symphony Orchestra and a thousand-voice choir.
* Vasti Jackson has been featured in print media, such as Guitar Player Magazine, Living Blues, Nothing But the
Blues, Juke Blues (England), and many other international publications.
* He has also appeared in national television and radio media, performing his original compositions on Dan
Akroyd's House of Blues Radio Hour, Starz Encore Network, WGN in Chicago, and PBS.
* International Tours have taken Vasti Jackson to Japan, Germany, France, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy,
Sicily, Sardinia, Finland, Argentina, Canada, Australia, England, Uruguay, Brazil, and Portugal. In addition, he
has performed at festivals in Ireland, England, and Norway.
What do Vasti's talent, creativity, and musical experience mean to you? When Vasti Jackson performs,
your audience will be electrified! Bruce Iglauer, President of Alligator Records, summed it up when he
said, "Vasti is one of the most talented and creative Blues men of the younger generation. He's a
masterful guitarist with a deep knowledge of Blues roots and a terrific live showman."

Vasti Jackson Music; P O BOX 144, Hattiesburg, MS 39403;
Phone: 601-329-6876; E-Mail: Website:



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H S Armour

As, better, than the Blues Revue article
Wonderful music...well composed and played. Soulful vocals, hot guitar--what more could you want. As good..., no, better!, than the article in Blues Review. Buy this disc!!!

Eddie Soye

Highly recommended
A great and interesting cd of modern blues by a very fine
musician. His guests provide good support. This cd is highly recommended.

Robert L. (Bob) Montgomery

A top notch CD from top notch folks!!!
Being a Blues player, myself, I appreciate the style and ability of Vasti Jackson. I hope to hear more from him. It has been a pleasure dealing with CD Baby, as well. I look forward to doing business with you again....

John Shepherd

Great CD!! Very funky, soulful, and great modern blues sound! I would highly recommend this CD!


Great CD!
Saw Vasti in New Orleans and he put on a GREAT show with awesome guitar rifts. Had to purchase his CD right after that and I love it! Nice soul feel to it...definitely recommend

Sandi Orr

Excellent CD
Excellent CD and well represents his awesome live performances.

Peter Laubinger

Hot guitar, great vocals. Highly recommended for fans of
modern soulful blues-rock!



Roy Collier

Can't sit still when you listen to this.
I've been searching for Vasti Jackson's music since "Last of the Mississippi Jukes". This CD doesn't disappoint. I use it to show young people what Blues music is.... and supposed to be. It makes you feel and move at the same time.

Else & Patrick Tonnelier (FRANCE)

Excellent !
Du très bon blues. Un grand plaisir à écouter ce CD de Vasti Jackson après l'avoir vu en concert l'été dernier à Périgueux (Dordogne, France). 2ème CD acheté à CD Baby sans aucun problème. Merci et Bravo !
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